Govt Outlines Bullish Legislative Agenda in 2018 Throne Speech

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, outlined several legislative changes that are coming to better tackle the country’s crime problem.

The Governor General outlined this year’s agenda during his throne speech as part of the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament this morning.

Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen placed emphasis on the need to tackle Jamaica’s crime problem.

This includes several pieces of legislation including the long-awaited merger of the Police Service Commission and the Police Civilian Oversight Authority.

Sir Patrick says the administration of Jamaica’s justice system will also see legislative changes this year. This includes better witness protection.

The Throne Speech also touched on legislative changes across other sectors including health, tourism and infrastructure development.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips says he’s unimpressed by the Government’s agenda items which were outlined today by Sir Patrick.

Dr. Phillips says it’s clear that the Government has performed way below expectation during the just-concluded fiscal year. He says the administration has been plagued by a series of managerial blunders – including the handling of the appointment of a new Chief Justice.

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